In Fighting Cybercrime, Retailers Two Steps Behind Hackers
The massive cyberattack on Target last year unleashed efforts to protect consumers from crooks swiping credit card data from in-store transactions. But as retailers and regulators scramble to develop a solution, hackers have already moved on. Most hackers are focusing their efforts on online transactions — increasingly with an eye on those conducted over smartphones or other mobile devices. In other words, retailers are two steps behind the criminals.